Dorian Wild has a car, a good apartment, a junior partnership in a law firm, and a solid relationship. Then a seeming ghost walks out of an elevator floor and balances a miner s panning dish on top of her head.
Suddenly Dorian Wild also has danger, tragedy, mystery, break-ins, mayhem, an unscrupulous mega-corp on her trail, and a whole new concept of reality. Especially when it involves a nineteenth-century Irish activist called Jimmy Keenighan, who has ended up in her time and place for reasons neither of them understands. Except that the whole tangle of gold mines old and new, dangers past and present, time-shifts, deceit and violence, centers on the town of Blackston, with its once-rich and still potential goldfields, and the great mine called the Solitaire. Perhaps, somewhere among the mysteries, there may be another ghost: a shadow, a question, a possibility called Solitaire Two.
The Time Seam is the conclusion of The Solitaire Ghost, a fast-moving combination of suspense and time-romance played out in an Australian setting. The story knits together the historic past and the twenty-first century present, and discovers many common elements especially around the ever-disturbing presence of gold.